Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Update: Volunteers still needed for final stages of "Story Line" Installation

Community artist Mary Wright explains her Story Line project, now being displayed inside and around the Rozsa Center, to Michigan Tech students, from left, Faith Lambert, who is working with Michigan Tech's Summer Sports Program, and Summer Youth Program student leaders Karmen Vrooman and Danielle Poma, who stopped to read the story panels on campus last week. Volunteers are needed this week to complete the display. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

HOUGHTON -- The final push is on: Community Artist Mary Wright is in the final stages of installing her Story Line project, in preparation for the Pine Mountain Music Festival opera Rockland, which will have its New World Premiere July 15 and 17 at the Rozsa Center in Houghton. The project, the single largest art installation in the history of the State of Michigan, is already taking shape in the Rosza lobby and around the Rosza building and the neighboring Walker Building on the Michigan Tech campus.

Volunteers are needed tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6, to thread panels onto wires (think clothes lines) as part of the Story Line Installation at the Rosza Center. Volunteers are needed for one hour or two hour threading sessions on Wednesday, July 6:
Session 1: 10 a.m. - noon
Session 2: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Session 3: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Editor's update: Mary says thanks to those who helped on Wednesday. More volunteers are needed for Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8. Same schedule as above.

Come to the Rosza Lobby to be put to work. Please indicate how may people are coming by clicking on this link:

Houghton High School student Tyler Paakola (foreground), originally of Green Bay, Wis., and now living in Tapiola, Mich., and Michigan Tech student Zach Eckert of Battle Creek, Mich., string story panels on lines being hung on the windows of the Rozsa Center lobby for the Story Line project. Both volunteered for several hours last week. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

If you are available other times or only for an hour tomorrow, please do come, there will be someone to put you to work. Community art is about the community. Grab two friends and come on over to the Story Line to be a part of it.

Contact Mary Wright for more information at 906-361-5548

Editor's Note: See our July 3 article, "Volunteers needed to help display 'Story Line' project" for more information and photos of the display.

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